BREAKING: Overcrowding crisis at Naas Hospital today

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Paul O'Meara

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Paul O'Meara

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Overcrowding crisis at Naas Hospital today

Naas General Hospital

There is chronic overcrowding at Naas General Hospital this morning.

According to nurses there are 32 patients there without a bed, having come through the hospital’s accident and emergency department.

If this doesn’t ease, patients will be advised by health authorities to stay away unless absolutely necessary.

This means that Naas is the most overcrowded hospital in the eastern region today and by some distance.

Only two hospitals have more patients on trolleys - Limerick University Hospital (63) and Cork university Hospital (33).

The next most overcrowded hospital is the Mater in Dublin city centre, where 18 patients are on trolleys.

The overcrowding figures for Portlaoise Hospital and Tullamore Hospital respectively are 18 and 29.